Ensure proper treatment of Banani fire injured: PM
Published: 09:23 PM, 28 March 2019 Updated: 11:11 PM, 28 March 2019
Expressing deep shock at the loss of lives and property in a devastating fire at FR Tower in the city’s Banani area, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to ensure the proper treatment of the injured.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the Prime Minister is in touch with the authorities concerned over the rescue operation and the treatment of the injured.
Sheikh Hasina earlier directed the armed forces and the law enforcement agencies to work in coordination with the fire service in extinguishing the fire and carrying out the rescue operation.
She also conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members, prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls and quick recovery of the injured.
The death toll from the devastating fire at FR Tower in the city’s Banani area rose to 19 as 13 more bodies were recovered from the spot when the blaze was brought under control on Thursday evening.